Nurse 4 Remuneration Package Range $104,624 – $112,403
Ongoing vacancy to commence 10/02/2020
Employment opportunity for experienced Critical Care Nurses
Quote vacancy number: 4209
Vacancy closing date: 29 December 2019
Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory
If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.
Central Australia Health Service
Nurse 4 Remuneration Package Range $120 619 – $129 464 (comprising salary $104 624 – $112 403, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave). In addition to the above packages; qualification allowance, professional development allowance and salary sacrifice provisions apply.
Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) is the major acute hospital for Central Australia, with 186 Beds, serving up to 60,000 people including visitors to the region.
Alice Springs Hospital is a teaching hospital, and a campus of the Northern Territory Clinical School of Flinders University of South Australia. The Emergency nurse educator position is supported by both the Emergency Department leadership team, and the Clinical Education Unit that provides education, support and professional development for our nursing and midwifery workforce.
Our FACEM led Emergency Department is well equipped to care for a unique patient cohort, including those from remote communities, indigenous patients and those travelling through Central Australia.
The Nurse Education Specialist provides specialist education, advice and consultation related to emergency nursing in planning and selection of equipment, work organisation, services, actions and achieving outcomes within time constraints.
Working with Aboriginal clients, treating their diverse clinical needs and sharing their culture makes the Alice Springs nursing experience truly unique, as well as the camaraderie amongst our multidisciplinary team.
Surrounded by a striking landscape of spectacular gorges and ranges, working as Nurse at ASH also offers you an exceptional opportunity to experience the distinctive beauty of Central Australia.
Activities abound for families and single people alike, with many active sporting, recreation and cultural groups within the community.
Alice Springs is a diverse and multicultural town that offers a laid back, territory lifestyle, and that has numerous education, shopping and sporting facilities all within a short drive or bike ride.
We are seeking an experienced clinical nurse educator to join both our ED team, with post graduate qualifications in Critical Care/Emergency Nursing and a citizenship/visa that supports permanent employment.
An exciting opportunity awaits in the Red Centre.
For further information please contact Jeanette Berthelsen, Clinical Nurse Manager, ED on 08 8951 7528
Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs
Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent) and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.
Surgical Services Division, Mackay Hospital and Health Service
A fantastic opportunity has become available to join the Department of Intensive Care in theSurgical Services Division of Mackay Hospital and Health Service in the capacity of Clinical Director (Intensivist).
The Clinical Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the senior professional Intensivist for the Division of Surgical Services and is responsible for ensuring the highest professional and ethical standards are observed by all ICU medical staff at Mackay Base Hospital. The position will be required to provide clinical work as well as provide supervision and support to Senior Intensivists, Registrars and Junior Medical Officers working within the Department.
Remuneration value up to $463,027 p.a. comprising salary between $214,897 p.a. – $227,843 p.a. (L25-L27) or remuneration value up to $425,050 p.a. comprising salary between $179,703 p.a. – $208,735 p.a. (L18-L24); employer superannuation contribution (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover, plus overtime and on-call allowances.
Applications will remain current for the duration of the vacancy.
Job Ad Reference: MK334144.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with the Queensland Public Service and the Mackay HHS Values as outlined above and here.
Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
The provision of a Healthy and Safe environment within Mackay Hospital and Health Service is everyone’s responsibility.
Understand your accountability to uphold the principles and practices of the Health Service’s Health and Safety Management System in accordance with legislation and industry standards. As a supervisor actively promote good health and safety practices to staff of your work area.
Provide strategic leadership and direction to the ICU.
Actively participate in the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the hospital.
Manage the performance appraisal and development of subordinate staff.
Provide ethical decision making in the achievement of organisational goals.
Convene meetings as necessary for the purposes of coordinating services, determining policy and planning service delivery.
Communicate respectfully with all staff.
Engage all staff in the ICU and contribute to continuously improving the culture within Mackay Base Hospital, with the joint aim of improving the patient experience and staff engagement.
Lead initiatives based on hospital wide KPIs including:
National Emergency Access Target
Efficient management of ICU patients admitted via the Emergency Department
Activity Based Funding
Ensure documentation reflects true activity in the unit.
Manage resources, including overtime to budget.
Maintain appropriate pathology and radiology utilisation.
Appropriate bed management.
Efficient management of patients requiring admission to the ICU
Clinical and organisational leadership for the ICU team.
Ensuring the provision of appropriate quality care to all ICU patients.
Ensuring prompt responses to referrals, and appropriate clinical review and management of patients referred to the critical care service from elsewhere in the hospital – including mental health patients.
Liaise and consult with other specialist staff in the treatment and disposition of patients.
Supervise the care delivered by the ICU registrars and junior medical staff.
Participate in the roster for Intensivists to ensure that the ICU cover is available 24 hours per day.
Ensure good ICU documentation is maintained.
Assist in the leadership of patient flow strategies throughout the hospital.
Ensure that the ICU meets expectations regarding timeliness of patient flow to and from the unit.
Work collaboratively with other Clinical Directors with respect to admissions to the ICU.
Quality and Safety
Evaluate and monitor the quality and safety standards of the service, in line with state and National Standards and other relevant standards
Be involved in the coordination, development and presentation of clinical audits and continuous quality improvement activities.
Work within the Clinical Incident Management System of Queensland Health.
Ensure all doctors in the ICU have timely performance appraisal and development reports, and appropriately manage any performance issues with the Operations Director of Surgical Services and Executive Director of Medical Services.
Complete medico-legal reports when required. Support junior staff when they are required to do the same.
Lead unit wide initiatives based on the 10 National Standards as required
Manage the ICU within allocated budget.
Ensure that the ICU has rosters that promote efficient use of resources.
Assist in the management of ICU resources. Assist in education and training of ICU staff in appropriate use of pathology, radiology and clinical supplies to ensure resources are used most effectively.
Monitor appropriate usage of pathology testing
Ensure appropriate supervision of all junior ICU staff and compliance with all industrial awards and legislation, including fatigue risk management.
Manage and monitor ICU overtime and leave balances and maintain ICU labour expenses within budget.
Attendance and participation at the Clinical Directors meetings and various other Health Service committees as required.
Utilise and ensure compliance with contemporary human resource management practice and principles including workplace health and safety, employment equity and anti-discrimination.
Other Operational Responsibilities
Delegate appropriate responsibilities to all senior medical staff in the ICU to appropriately share workload.
Ensure all staff are aware of and practice good clinical documentation.
Actively participate in hospital wide programs and initiatives where appropriate, including but not limited to clinical redesign projects.
Education and Research Responsibilities
Participate in and facilitate the educational activities in Intensive Care Medicine.
Organise the teaching and training of registrars, interns, resident medical officers and other staff in the ICU as required.
Foster, facilitate and support research within the ICU, and where relevant elsewhere in the health service.
Ensure all senior staff members are compliant with relevant continuing professional education requirements.
Ensure all staff are trained in communication and patient safety skills and have completed all other mandatory training as required by Queensland Health. Monitor compliance with this requirement.
Ensure patients and other staff are treated fairly and with mutual respect and understanding, regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
Lead and manage staff by fostering and committing to patient safety and quality in the delivery of health care by maintaining and evaluating safety and quality practices and initiatives.